A Good First Day At The Intermountain Snowmobile Show


Photos by Lane Lindstrom, Ryan Harris and Brian Barber

The timing was good, the weather perfect and the vendors ready for the 2012 Intermountain Snowmobile Show. And judging by the crowds at the show, snowmobilers were ready, too.

Snow blanketed many parts of the West this past week, including Utah and more specifically, Salt Lake City and the surrounding mountains. The timing couldn't have been better to stoke up sledders who are more than ready to hit the snow. It was a cool day, albeit sunny, which only added to the excitement. Vendors had all their wares out and ready for the throngs of sledders who filed through the doors of the Salt Lake County Events Center in South Jordan to see the latest and greatest the industry has to offer.

We made decent progress on our latest SnoWest project sled, which started with a 2013 Arctic Cat M 800 Sno Pro LTD 153. Work will continue on the project sled during Saturday show hours.

Seminar (the seminars are being sponsored by Klim) topics for the day covered how to put on a sled wrap (by Toyskinz' John Aguinaga), how to ride (by Bret Rasmussen) and ways to increase clutch performance (by Starting Line's Dustin Pancheri).

An ABS Avalanche air bag was the big door prize for Friday. Saturday's door prize is a new Klim jacket and the new Klim goggles. Of course, anyone who signs up for a subscription (or renews their current subscription) at the show is entered in to win any number of great prizes in SnoWest Magazine's Twelve Days of SnoWest contest. The grand prize is a new 2013 Ski-Doo Summit.

To hear SnoWest Magazine publisher Steve Janes' interview with "Inside the Outdoors" show's Bob Grove, go here: http://1280thezone.com/index.php/audio/listen/inside_the_outdoors_with_bob_grove_seg_1_steve_janes

The Intermountain Snowmobile Show is sponsored by SnoWest Magazine, the Utah Snowmobile Association and Allstate Insurance. Hours on Saturday are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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